Bye For Awhile πŸ’™ (Rant About Life + My Message To You)

I believe in keeping things real here and so I’m going to say this – I’m leaving to drive round the UK coast in a tiny campervan living on only a tenner a day tomorrow and I’m kinda afraid. Don’t get me wrong, I’m also really, really excited. It’s gonna be an awesome experience and I hope I get the chance to make a difference in the lives of others, but there’s also something inside me that’s a bit scared…

I’m really not afraid of many things, it’s just that life can be overwhelming – especially when you feel things as deeply as I do and when everything just mattersΒ so much.

I think that’s probably the thing – I care about this SO much and I just want it work out. I guess I just have to put all of myself into this andΒ make it work…

…. but, when I think about it, I realise that I also care about my friends and I care about home and I care about a boy that hasn’t spoken to me in weeks (story for another day). It’s just a bit confusing.

This challenge is my future. It’s my pathway to my dream of sailing and working with young people. It’s my chance to truly make a difference and inspire others to do the same and that far outweighs the anxieties of leaving and stepping outside my comfort zone. I’ve been going on about actively doing something all my life and this is my moment. I see the need for change and I can’t let anything hold me back from creating that.

In my heart, I’m a free spirit, a wanderer, I’m a rebel and a revolutionary, but I’m also a worrier and I know that I have to push through that.

Tomorrow, everything will change. I won’t be able to talk to my friends when I need them most because I’ll be busy meeting new people, I won’t be able to write my heart out and then post it on here because I’ll be focused on posting thingsΒ  chon our challenge social media, I won’t be able to scroll through Pinterest for inspiration and comfort because I’ll be taking it from the world around me, I won’t be able to switch my music on when I’m feeling down or even when I just want to dance simply because I’m not gonna have wifi πŸ˜‚Β  And – even though that scares me a little – I think its a good thing.

Life’s not easy guys, not for any of us. There’s feelings and friendships and relationships and society and who even knew how complicated all that stuff gets?! I’ve been overwhelmed by it all recently and even though this challenge is HUGE and NEW and kinda scary, it’s also an escape from all that and I’m really looking forward to focusing my energy on something else, something truly important.

So….my message to you guys….

Carry on.Β 

Don’t EVER give up.Β 

It’s clichΓ¨, but you can do this. I promise you are strong enough.Β 

Turn your music up loud, tie your hair up or let it down – whichever feels right.

Care about things enough to act on them, but try not to care so much that you end up hurting.

Step out of your comfort zone, challenge yourself – you might become someone even more amazing!

Build each other up, check on your friends, be honest, be there for people, ask for advice, be kind to strangers.

It’s okay to be broken, but don’t stay that way.

Don’t be afraid to stand up for what you believe in and do things differently. If I can, so can you πŸ’™

Imma leave you with a quote from My Chemical Romance – yes, it’s emo, but no, it’s not dark and yes, it is amazing and beautiful and you should listen to more of it.

Because the world
Will never take my heart
You can try
You’ll never break me
I won’t explain
Or say I’m sorry
I’m unashamed
I’m gonna show my scar
Give a cheer
For all the broken
Listen here
Because it’s who we are


I feel like this post was a mess, but there you go πŸ˜‚ I won’t be posting on this blog much (maybe on the odd occasion….idk yet), but you know if you ever, ever, ever are having a tough time or want someone to talk to, you can ALWAYS email me through my contact page and I’ll do my absolute best to get back to you.

If you want to, you can follow us on our challenge social media accounts. Links below πŸ‘‡

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I’ll miss you all, but it’s only bye for now πŸ’™πŸ’™



61 thoughts on “Bye For Awhile πŸ’™ (Rant About Life + My Message To You)

  1. I’m so excited for you and your family as you take this huge trip and step outside of your comfort zones! Gonna miss you on the blogosphere, but I know y’all will have a blast and remember the memories you make on this trip for a long time. Best of luck!! ❀

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  2. Ahh, this is so exciting, Gracie! ❀ Have fun and good luck! πŸ™‚ I will truly missed your posts that I adored. 😍 And if I'm being honest I'm just gonna miss you as a whole. πŸ˜‚ You're awesome! Way to face your fears (since you are a little nervous) and do it. I love when people do things that are "crazy" or "not worth it" or "stupid" in other people's minds. I get you're personality, (we're actually a lot alike!) Haa, have fun and blessings! πŸ’•

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  3. That was such a sweet post!! I just felt like I needed to read that. I spent so long worrying about my future and fighting back at change, that I realized I wasn’t enjoying my life like I should. I think that often alot of people make life more complicated than it should be instead of keeping it simple. I think instead of anxiously searching for destiny we should let it find us…live life as it should be, not as we think it should. I know I haven’t been following you for long…but I still want to say bye. Good luck and God Bless! My prayers are with you guys. I will continue to follow you on social media. I can’t wait to ‘see’ you back!
    P.S. Nice lyrics πŸ˜‰

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  4. Omg Gracie this was such a motivational post I’m speechless. Best of luck on your trip and I hope it all works out!! Everything you said here was so true and ugh love this post!! Thank you thank you thank you.

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  5. wow. everything you’ve said is completely true, everyone needs to sometimes just take time and break free from certain things and I totally get that, have fun and I hope that boy you care about starts talking to you soon, i’m sure he will, have fun and I look forward to upcoming posts, whenever they are, take your time and take care xx

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  6. Goodness, that sounds like so much fun! Have a great time and good luck to all of you, I had one of the best times of my life when my family went travelling in our bus! X πŸ’™(dammit where’s the camper van emoji)

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  7. Gracie, my friend. Yes, the journey is scary and no one really knows what’s going to happen but you know what? You’ve got this. And hey, you still have my email, right? So if you ever need a friend iMessage me. Love from Jade.

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  8. This was a really pretty post, it was a really relaxing, motivational and nice read! Good luck with your travels, I hope you have lots of fun and make heaps of new friends! The quote is from one of my favourite songs and it made me so happy to see it in this post! Again, best of luck, I hope you enjoy yourself greatly and overcome all the challenges that are placed in your way. xo

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  9. Making sacrifices is nessiscary for thankfulness. When you come back, you’ll be truly fulfilled. Thank you for sharing this with us, and I wish you the best of luck. You supplied me with some great conversations every now and again. For that, I would like to thank you so much! You are an inspiration 😊

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  10. I can imagine how this is scary for you! It’s big and new and you don’t know what all to expect from people. But I am SO PROUD OF YOU!!❀️ you are pushing through your fears to make a difference in the world. You and your family are such a big inspiration for me, I absolutely love watching your videos. No one it better suited for this opportunity than you guys are.
    Please email me when you can throughout your trip!πŸ’•
    Lots and lots and loootttsss of love for you❀️❀️

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    • I honestly love you SO MUCH ❀️ thank you – I’m exhausted because of how full on it is (and we’re only on day 8 of 8 month πŸ˜‚), but I’m loving it 😊 love youuu πŸ’•β€οΈ

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  11. Hey Gracie!
    I literally *just* found your blog and WOW it’s so inspirational! The cause your family is taking is amazing and powerful and I’m just sooo proud of you!!! (even though you don’t even know me, I hope that we can become friends because you seem like a great person)
    When I moved for the first time I was super scared and the second time I was still really nervous, but that’s honestly nothing compared to what you guys are doing! Good luck! You’ll be awesome! πŸ˜€


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